Orientation and Mobility: Techniques for Independence

Title

Orientation and Mobility: Techniques for Independence

Department

Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Orientation and mobility (O&M) refers to the skills and techniques required by those who are blind or have low vision to safely and purposefully traverse environments of varying complexity.

The content and style of instruction used to teach O&M is dependent upon the learner's needs, abilities and long range goals. The skills, techniques and sequence of instruction presented in this book are those which may be required by individuals who have experienced a loss in independence following the onset of a significant vision impairment and wish to regain the ability to travel independently across a range of environments.

Human guide, self-protective, directional, familiarization and cane techniques are described, as are strategies for indoor and outdoor travel, including those required for crossing streets, planning routes and using public transport.

From back of book

ISBN

9780982179246

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

City

Alexandria, VA

Keywords

blindness, low vision, orientation and mobility, teaching

Disciplines

Movement and Mind-Body Therapies